Biography of Jacob Richter
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

JACOB RICHTER, farmer; P. 0. Pleasant Hill: horn in Union Co., Penn., in 1818; is the son of Barnhart Stichter, a native of Pennsylvania, who died when our subject was only 9 years old; on the death of his father. he left the parental roof, his mother being in poor financial circumstances: for three years he worked for his board and clothes, after which he began to receive wages in 1841, he took a journey to the West, with a view of locating in that country after a few months, he settled in Clark Co., Ohio. In 1844, he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Brown, of Maryland; she emigrated to this State in 1831, locating in Clark Co.: after his marriage, he lived near Carlisle. in Clark Co., operating a farm on shares for six years; at the end of this time. by industry and economy, he had accumulated some means; he came to this township and purchased the quarter section of land on which he now lives, paying for it $6,500; of this he paid, at time of purchase. $2,000, which was all the money he owned, going in debt for the balance; with this debt, and the larger part of his farm in the woods, he began life twenty six years ago in this county; possessing an indomitable will and unflagging industry, he went to work, and, with the assistance of his wife, he soon paid off the debt and cleared up the most of his farm; he has since, by his own exertion, added to this farm two others, one of 80 acres and the other of 110 acres; he is a fair illustration of what perseverance and careful business habits can produce. He has reared a family of eight children, six of whom are married, and all located within two miles of the homestead; Mr. and Mrs. Stichter were formerly members of the M. E. Church, but, since coming to this township, cast their lot with the Shiloh Christian Church, of which they have been active members.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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